World’s oldest man alive turn 113 next month, but he got an early birthday present from Guinness World Records, which confirmed that he is the world’s oldest living man.
He was presented with a certificate on Wednesday at the nursing home where he lives in Niigata, Japan — he’s 112 Years, 344 days old.
In an interview last year, Watanabe said his secret to longevity is “not to get angry and keep a smile on your face.”
He also loves sweets, like brown sugar, but he mostly enjoys things like custards and the filling in cream puffs these days because he’s lost his teeth.
Watanabe was born on March 5, 1907, and was the oldest of eight children.
The world’s oldest living person also lives in Japan, and turned 117 in January, according to Guinness. Kane Tanaka was born on January 2, 1903, and was certified as the world’s oldest living person and the oldest living woman last year.